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Employment Service Centers (ESCs) serve as the primary entry points for all reintegration support services intended for returning migrant workers and their families at local government offices. The ESCs will coordinate and refer relevant services that facilitate social and economic reintegration. ReMi will provide support for the implementation of the Reintegration Programme (Operation and Management) Directives for Returnee Migrant Workers 2079, as well as the Integrated Labor and Employment Service (Operation and Management) Procedure 2080, by closely coordinating with the respective sections within MoLESS and related agencies.

Information and counselling of returnee migrant workers and their families: The Project will support in providing information and counseling to returnee migrant workers and their families on existing reintegration support services through ESC and community outreach. Additionally, it will offer information about existing job opportunities, skill trainings, and business development support, and will refer them to relevant economic reintegration support services.

Return and reintegration planning support to migrants, returnees and their families: The Project will support the facilitation of migrants and their families in planning their return and reintegration by closely collaborating with other programs and projects that provide financial literacy for migrant families. Through this project's assistance, the Family Counsellor will conduct modules dedicated to return and reintegration planning. These family counsellors will also play a pivotal role in facilitating meaningful interactions between RMWs and their family members, fostering a mutual understanding of past experiences and aspirations for the future

Facilitate in couple/family relationship/trust building as well as case management for returnee migrant workers in distress: The Project will support in facilitating interactions between the RMWs and their family members through family counsellors  fostering a mutual understanding of their past experiences and visions for the future.

Enhance Access to business development support services: The Project will support RMWs who possess skills, ideas, and aspirations for self-employment or entrepreneurial endeavors. Through ESC, it will assist in enhancing their capacities to successfully initiate and manage businesses. In collaboration with employment counsellors, the project will establish connections between returnee migrant workers and business development support providers within the private sector. This effort includes delivering advanced financial literacy and guiding RMWs in the formulation of personalized business plans. Recognizing the absence of such services in many regions of Nepal, the project will focus on bolstering the private sector's capacity to deliver comprehensive business development support.

Referral to advanced Psychosocial counselling: The Project will support in referring returnee migrant workers facing more severe psychosocial issues to advanced psychosocial counseling through family counsellors. In cases involving family disconnection within migrant households, the family counsellor can establish connections between returnee migrant workers and their families and more experienced psychosocial counsellors. Notably, this could include professionals like the SaMi psychosocial counsellors who possess several years of experience and are associated with existing One Stop Crisis Management Centers (OCMCs).

Information and referrals on employment opportunities: The Project will support providing information and referrals regarding employment opportunities and job placements, on-the-job training, bridging courses, and skills upgrading classes. This comprehensive approach aims to ensure the alignment of returnee migrant workers' skills with the specific requirements of the local labor market.

Capacity Building of Migrant cooperatives, Associations and networks: The project will support the selected cooperatives, associations and/or networks to develop their capacity to act as a migrant community platform, which can support returnee migrant workers with information, social capital, emotional support and assistance in difficult situations, and advocate with local and provincial governments for inclusion of services for returnee migrant workers into development planning.